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A Retired Brigadier General's Lessons from the War in Afghanistan

A Retired Brigadier General's Lessons from the War in AfghanistanAmerica's top brass can no longer operate under the assumption that every problem is the responsibility of the U.S. military.



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Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strike

Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strikeSRINAGAR, India (AP) — As India considers its response to the suicide car bombing of a paramilitary convoy in the disputed region of Kashmir that killed dozens of soldiers, a retired military commander who oversaw a much-lauded military strike against neighboring Pakistan in 2016 has urged caution.



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As Trump administration negotiates peace with Taliban, some retired U.S. generals see defeat

As Trump administration negotiates peace with Taliban, some retired U.S. generals see defeat“The Taliban are the victors,” said a retired general officer who commanded a brigade early in the war. “We just haven’t figured that out yet.”



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Retired colonel accused in Maduro drone 'attack' held in Venezuela: wife

Retired colonel accused in Maduro drone 'attack' held in Venezuela: wifeA retired Venezuelan colonel accused of being a leader of the explosives-laden drone “attack” on President Nicolas Maduro in August has been arrested, his wife said on Wednesday. “He was kidnapped,” Sorbay Padilla said in a video sent to journalists and human rights activists. Garcia Palomo, 54, had been in exile in neighboring Colombia but was captured at the end of last week in western Venezuela after secretly returning to the country, local press reported.



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Retired U.S. Marine held in Russia for spying is innocent: family

Retired U.S. Marine held in Russia for spying is innocent: familyPaul Whelan had been staying with a wedding party for a fellow former Marine at the Metropol hotel in Moscow, said his brother David Whelan, who learned of the arrest on Monday. Russia’s FSB state security service said the American had been detained on Friday, but it gave no details of the nature of his alleged espionage activities. A U.S. State Department representative said Russia had notified it that a U.S. citizen had been detained and it expected Moscow to provide consular access to see him.



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Retired Gen. David Petraeus Says He Wouldn't Serve in the Trump Administration

Retired Gen. David Petraeus Says He Wouldn't Serve in the Trump AdministrationPetraeus said he “cannot envision returning to government at this time,” and that he was “not sure” his views align with President Trump's.



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Retired Gen. Allen says Trump turned troop visit into 'political rally'

Retired Gen. Allen says Trump turned troop visit into 'political rally'A former top U.S. military commander criticized President Trump for turning his visit to an Iraqi air base into a “political rally” that improperly used U.S. troops for partisan purposes.



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Retired Marine takes down gunman trying to rob his bar in Pennsylvania

Retired Marine takes down gunman trying to rob his bar in PennsylvaniaVeteran seen on surveillance footage grabbing the suspect's gun.



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Trump Picks Retired General To Fill Vacancy As Ambassador To Saudi Arabia

Trump Picks Retired General To Fill Vacancy As Ambassador To Saudi ArabiaPresident Donald Trump has nominated retired Army Gen. John Abizaid to fill



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Retired Firefighter Sentenced For Shooting At Black Teen Who Sought Directions

Retired Firefighter Sentenced For Shooting At Black Teen Who Sought DirectionsA retired white firefighter who fired a shotgun at a black teenager after the



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